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Friday, July 31 • 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Peter de Rome: The Grandfather of Gay Porn LIMITED

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DOCUMENTARY - Pioneering erotic filmmaker Peter de Rome tells his astonishing life story with humour and charm in this surprising and heart-warming documentary – the feature debut of director Ethan Reid.

Spanning more than eight decades of gay experience in Britain and the US, Peter de Rome Grandfather of Gay Porn charts its subject's journey from cinematic outlaw to celebrated film icon with contributions from friends and collaborators.The film was completed shortly before De Rome's death, and features extensive extracts from his varied and often explicit work - from his early 8mm experiments in the 1960s to his extraordinary feature films - to create a vivid portrait of a true one-off.

If my films had been shown in England when I made them I would havebeen arrested. But in the last few years things have eased up. I hope thatpeople who see these films today won’t go expecting them to be just fuck films.” – Peter de Rome

Brian Robinson of the BFI said: “I hope Peter’s work will continue to be enjoyedby future generations. He took great personal risks that mean we are able to enjoysomething that’s unique and fascinating, a piece of gay cultural heritage that shouldbe cherished.

Five Astonishing Facts about Peter De Rome
  1. Peter is the first porn director to have his films preserved in the BFI National Archive
  2. Sir John Gielgud and William Burroughs both wrote porn film scripts for him
  3. Peter is the only director to have filmed a gay sex scene on the New York Subway
  4. Peter filmed the last-known footage of Greta Garbo and included it in one of his porn films
  5. Peter had a novel way to sneak the naughty bits past the censors 

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Friday July 31, 2015 6:00pm - 7:40pm
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